May 01, 2020
Well folks, it’s Webby season. And this year, we’re in the running to be deemed “the best of the internet.” Mission is thrilled to announce that the NASA Home & City project is a 2020 Webby Awards Nominee! The interactive website, which lets users explore how NASA technology appears in everyday life, is competing in the Government & Civil Education category. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. This exciting nomination follows this project’s success last year in the 45th American Advertising Awards. We won locally with 2 Gold Addy Awards, took home Gold and Silver at the district level, and won a Silver Addy Award in the Microsite category at the national level. The team was also honored to be featured on the cover of the 2019 Communications Arts Interactive Annual.
Awards like these feel great and, in the case of NASA Home & City, the reward feels even sweeter because we’re sharing in the honor with some of our favorite co-creators. Much like a rocket launch (we assume), a project of this scale required a big team. With guidance from the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate and project leadership provided by the NIA, we worked with Woodpile Studios for content strategy and project management, and with Bully! Entertainment for co-creative direction and 3D animation. Using advanced WebGL technology, our talented development team brought the engaging and educational experience to life.
We have a favor to ask: All Webby Nominees are competing for the People’s Voice award in their category. We’re asking everyone in our orbit to cast their vote for NASA Home & City between now and Thursday, May 7th. Winners are announced Tuesday, May 19th.